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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
? >> well, he's got immigration, he's got overseeing the implementation of the health care law which, of course, hasn't really fully taken effect. he's got energy and climate which is really the big undone story from the first term. he did not get that cap and trade bill. and he's not going to get it which means he's going to have to turn to regulatory executive authority to try to achieve some goals there. and then because of newtown and events that have happened during his presidency, he has seen his agenda change to focus on gun control, an issue that democrats had shied away from. and he's just laid out an agenda which is going to be difficult to achieve. that's why he's also trying to use the executive authority as much as he can. >> how much is -- how much time is there overall to achieve an agenda, especially in the second term? is it limited to two years? >> it's not as much as you think. yes, the term is four years, but really what you're looking at is through the 2013 midterm elections and even a little bit less time than that. once you get to the summer of 2014, members of con
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
law which, of course, hasn't really fully taken effect. he's got energy and climate which is really the big undone story from the first term. he did not get that cap and trade bill. and he's not going to get it which means he's going to he is going to have to turn to regulatory and executive authority to achieve some of his goals there. and because of newtown, and other events, he has seen priorities change, and he laid out an agenda that will be difficult to achieve. that's why he is also trying to use executive authority as much as he can. >> how much time is there to achieve an agenda? is it really limited to two years. >> yes, the term is four years, but really what you're looking at through the 2014 midterm elections and really less than that. once you get to the summer of 2014, members of congress are looking to their real reelections. that's when people see their futures tied to different priorities than the president's, so democratic unity could fray in the later part of 2014. after that, the 2016 election will be in full gear. that's when president's typically start to focu
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Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
on. >> reporter: she was cultivating a love of the law from two unlikely legal influences. >> nancy drew and perry mason. >> in one episode after the guilty party confessed, perry turned to the judge. >> we will have order. >> and at that moment, i realized that the most important person in that room was the judge. and i wanted to be that person. >> you wanted to be the most important person in the room? >> everybody has a little ego. >> that self assurance and work ethic took her to princeton, yale law school and the hallowed halls of justice. >> weren't these intimidating situations? >> oh, gosh, i was filled with fear. when you come from a background like mine where you're entering worlds that are so different than your own, you have to be afraid. >> do you still have that fear? >> oh, yes. oh, yes. you should have seen me the first year on the supreme court. >> is the supreme court the kind of place where a person like you could come in and acknowledge to the other justices, this is kind of intimidating? >> no. you don't announce it at a conference. no. you do your job, okay? >>
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Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
, calling on congress to pass new laws to protect the privacy of people who report crimes. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >>> highlights of president obama's second inaugural, beyonce's starring rendition of the star spangled banner. was she actually singing it live? stephanie gosk has more on that. >> u.s. marine corps put out a statement saying that no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether the performance was live or not. the star did rely on a prerecording and the band wasn't actually playing either. by the time beyonce got to the rockets red glare ♪ and the rockets red glare >> there was no doubt she was nailing the national anthem. but the nation, the president and the world watching and listening. ♪ the brave >> now there are doubts that she pulled off the flawless live performance everyone thought she did. >> i don't know about you. i'm always so relieve when they hit it out of the park. that is a hard song to sing. >> reporter: the head of the marine corps band tells nbc news her voice was prerecorded and so was the band. to be fair, it was st
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Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
of plans that one activist said if made law would be one of the most sweeping gun reforms since 1968 which followed the public outcry after the assassinations of bobby kennedy and martin luther king, jr. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> fulfilling a promise he made one month ago in newtown, connecticut, president obama will unveil a series of proposals today to curb gun violence. >> the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. >> sources familiar with the president's plan tells nbc news he will ask congress to pass significant reforms, including universal background checks on gun buyers anywhere, including at gun shows. a crackdown on gun trafficking, imposing harsher penalties on gun sellers who fail to perform background checks, targeting those folks who sell multiple guns to potential felons. a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. and it pushed for a renewed assault weapons ban. those policies will likely spark a heated political debate in washington, but it's a debate the white house is signalling it's ready for.
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
letter that julie wrote me, she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hard. julie, i will try very hard. >> also greeting the president, 10-year-old teja goode. >> you don't want to lose your life over one little thing, luke a bullet. >> reporter: before signing nearly two dozen executive actions, the president called on americans to ask representatives what's more important? >> doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some piece of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> reporter: even before the president's remarks, the nra unleashed this attack. this invokes mr. obama's daughters. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? >> reporter: the white house quickly blasted the video as repugnant and cowardly. and house speaker -- if congress acts on this, house speak her john boehner will have to play a significant role
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Jan 18, 2013 2:05am EST
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Jan 21, 2013 9:00am EST
last. immediately his mother-in-law was in the residence with them. it seems to be working quite well. pete souza, white house photographer in the background. >>> let's get to andrea mitchell on hill right now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning again to you. this is a panorama. these are the greatest seats where governors and senators will be seated. they will be escorted in a little bit. we'll be talking to some of them from their vantage point and you'll see democrats and republicans. if you pan out a little bit, you'll see well-known republican strategist standing next to me. four years ago, frank, you helped lead a group of republicans who were strategizing, including cantor, all the house leaders, strategizing on how to stop barack obama from achieving his goals. was that a signal of the obstructionism and partisanship that we experienced? >> this is really surreal that i would be standing next to you. i hope we don't lose the contract because of it. republicans did gather four years ago but it was kind of irrelevant. they lost the house, the senate, the white h
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. four more years. >> health care reform is no longer -- it is the law of the land. >>> united states conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >>> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >>> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >>> president barack obama, the 44th president, takes the oath of office to serve a second term. and we're here for all the tradition, pageantry and tradition "today," monday, january 21st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the second inauguration of barack obama, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from washington, d.c. >>> and good monday morning to you, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning from capitol hill. as you look at the white house there, now the capitol. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, natalie morales and mr. al roker. >> beautiful sunrise in washington. no matter who you voted for, this is an historic day for th
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Jan 17, 2013 2:05am PST
those laws were written it was one bullet and we could never have foreseen uzi machine guns in the hands of crazy people that want to massacre your children. i'm very much for the strict background checks. i hope that they could actually work. it's going to add to the price. they can't do the background checks now. i'm all for enforcing laws we already have on the books before we start writing a million more laws. however, i think rational people feel like they don't want any crazy person to have uzi machine guns with 30 bullets -- >> i do think if you made the penalty for a crime using the guns, if you tripled the penalty, that would have to have some kind of impact on whether or not even criminals choose to use that type of a weapon. if you really were serious about ed and said i'm going to lay down the law. i don't care. it's a different penalty if you use a gun or this type of crazy gun. >> maybe it's a lot of all of the above we really should be looking at. i'm telling you, if i were a parent at sandy hook who'd lost their child, i would have wanted somebody there to protect t
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: he pledged to tackle climate change and firmly defend entitlements like medicare and medicaid. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risk that make this country great. >> reporter: as well as reiterating one of his immediate priorities, gun control. >> our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet streets of newtown know they are cared for and always safe from harm. >> reporter: historians say there's a unique opportunity. >> there's a magical moment in a second term. it's elusive and moves fast but when presidents get it right they often make history. >> reporter: before he headed back into the capitol on monday, the president paused for a moment. you could read his lips. i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. that really was a striking moment yesterday afternoon. next month during the state of the union we'll hear more proposals. emboldened by a political victory, laying out what was a
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
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Jan 18, 2013 4:30am EST
tougher gun laws. according to a wall street journal poll, 56% favor more restrictions on dpuns. 7% say current laws are too strict and 35% prefer to keep the laws the way they are now. the poll shows 41% of all households have a gun. the numbers show a sharp political divide. 55% of republicans say they have guns compared to 27% of democrats. >>> already stripped of his seven tour de france titles. lance armstrong giving up his only olympic medal. the international olympic committee asked armstrong o return his bronze medal from the 2000 olympic games in sydney. he won that medal for the cycling time trial. that request came just hours before an admission that many have been waiting years for. armstrong confessed o doping during the almost entire career he had with an exclusive interview with openry winfrey last night. he used a combination of blood boosting drugs and transfusions to win all seven of his tour de france titles. >> in your opinion, was it humanly possible to win the tour de france without doping seven times in a row? >> not in my opinion. not in that generation. i'm not
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
for sweeping changes to gun laws outlining four major legislative proposals asking for a ban on military-style assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, extending background checks and toughening gun trafficking laws. mr. obama also mentioned executive actions mostly to toughen existing laws. at the emotionally charged event the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters of gun violence. family members of the newtown victims were in the audience, including the parents of 7-year-old grace mcdonnell. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now for grace. >> the nra is getting ready for battle, raising money and e-mailing supporters to upgrade their membership for, quote, the fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for
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Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
weather there in london. >> democratic governor andrew cuomo signed into law a sweeping package of gun control reforms after it was overwhelming passed by the state assembly. >> i'm proud to be a new yorker because new york is doing something. because we are fighting back. >> the new law expands the band on assault weapons and allows from seven rounds to ten. it also increases actions to limit firearms on the mentally ill and imposes stiffer penalties on those who use guns while committing a crime. >>> president obama will offer new sweeping gun laws of his own. any proposal to ban assault weapons is likely to face some stiff opposition in congress. tracie potts has details from washington. what are some of the measures we're expecting? >> reporter: in a few hours the president is expected to push congress to pass an assault weapons ban not clear on capitol hill if that can pass. a ban on high capacity magazine clips. but on his own the president is also expected to pitch universal background checks that would close loopholes for people who buy weapons at gun shows or online and don't
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
assembly next month. >>> a new survey shows most americans want tougher laws. according to a new nbc wall street journal poll, 56% favor more restrictions on guns. 7% say current laws are too strict. and 35% prefer to keep laws the way they are now. the poll shows that 41% of all households have a gun and the numbers also show a sharp political divide. 55% of republicans say they have guns compared to 27% of democrats. >>> you probably won't be standing on grass if you're on the national mall for monday's inauguration. crews are putting down a plastic cover to protect the lawn from inauguration-goers. there is equipment stacked up there. crews will start working in just about 25 minutes at 6:30. you see the stacks to the side. the park service spent $16 million replacing the grass on the mall. the plastic sheets will prevent people from trampling the turf there like the crowd did during the president's first inauguration. we will help you get inauguration day started the right way. begins at 4:00 a.m. on monday. eun and i will be live from capitol hill to preview the day's events for you.
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
experienced how careless handle of our information by law enforcement and irresponsible headlines endangers private citizens. and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan was cleared of sending inappropriate emails to jill kelley. >>> senate majority leader harry reid appears to be reversing course and pushing ahead with possible gun legislation. after meeting with fellow democrats he told reporters he expects to have a free amendment process on gun legislation. it's unclear if an assault weapons ban would be included. he said he directed the judiciary committee to take up measures called for by president obama. reid has previously said poses a bill banning assault weapons which stands little chance of passing the house. a bitterly cold arctic blast is gripping half of the nation this morning, making the most basic outside activities treacherous. exposure to the weather is expected in at least four deaths. dangerously low temperatures are shutting down schools and causing water main breaks. warming centers have extended hours to help the influx of homeless people and those without heat. on tue
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
virginia law >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk. this is just in. the militants in algeria holding hostages inside that natural gas plant are promising to carry out more operations, this is according to a local news agency. a short time ago a u.s. plane landed at an airport near there to evacuate some americans. many hostages are still unaccounted for. kidnappers stormed the facility taking dozens of hostages. some have escaped since then, others still unaccounted for as i mentioned. at least six were killed when algerian troops attempted to rescue the hostages on tuesday. the foreign secretary said this remains and fluid investigation. we'll keep an eye on it for you at the live desk. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> 5:16 now. a developing story out of seattle, washington. the fbi is investigating after receiving a call that a man aboard a flight from hawaii to seattle was a potential hijacker. f-15 jets from the oregon air national guard scrambled to escort that flight to seattle tacoma international. as soon as it landed, officers came aboard and took the unidentified man off
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Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
practice feature, safety tips and state by state gun laws designed for enthusiasts age 4 and up. >>> the aid bill to help victims of superstorm sandy could be voted on today in the house. the emergency spending package would send almost $51 million to victims in new york, new jersey and connecticut, but it faces a tough fight from conservatives who want to lower the cost and require offsetting spending cuts to pay for the efforts. lawmakers from the northeast from both parties are pushing the bill to help the recovery from the worst storm to strike the region. >>> in just over a week, secretary of state hillary clinton will testify on the 9/11 attack in benghazi, libya. clinton will talk to a house committee on january 23rd. earlier plans for her to testify were canceled when clinton got sick, suffered a concussion and was hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in her head. the attack on the american compound in benghazi claimed the stevens, sean smith, tyronn woods and glenn dougherty. >>> now for a look at the weather, here's nbc's dylan dreyer. >> l.a. should get back into the 70s
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
"viewpoint." can tough new gun laws reduce gun violence? the president signed a sweeping package of reforms and new york and maryland lawmakers are considering tough new laws. joining us to talk about their viewpoint on how to reduce gun violence are john mccarthy and glenn ivy. you both co-wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the "washington post," and you had your own set of recommendations for gun violence. let's start with universal background checks and the majority of americans who have been polled agree with. right now 40% of guns are sold out background checks. talk about how closing that loophole would help. >> we have got almost -- not quite half but a lot of people who slipped through and there is no background check, so you can have felons buying guns and terrorists buying guns at the gun shows and that doesn't make any sense, to avoid a loophole i think expanding the coverage and making sure you do background checks across the board is just completely reasonable. >> john? >> obviously, we have been speaking about the fact that we think the gun show loophole where the
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
this private ceremony in the white house. >> by law, he has to begin on january 20th. the public ceremony will take place today. sonia sotomayor swore in the vice president yesterday. >>> one of the big things is keeping people safe. >> there will be a no fly zone within a 30-mile radius of the capitol. on the water, the coast guard will shut down six miles of the potomac. vehicle traffic restricted from using 150 blocks in the district. more measures, including toxic air detectors, plainclothes security officers and thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack are also on stand by. it's estimated that all the security costs about $120 million. you can expect tight security if you're heading to the national mall today to watch the president take the oath of office. >> news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the mall for us this morning. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. we're standing here on madison street. you can see that things are rather quiet. just the press primarily down here. although there are some early birds coming early try
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
that 56% of americans want stricter gun laws. that's less than the 60% to 70% who supported stricter gun laws during the '90s when congress passed the assault weapons ban. the new poll found that 7% think the gun laws are too strict and 35% want no changes. >>> new jersey governor chris christie said the new nra ad using president obama's daughters to make a point about armed guards at schools is reprehensible. >> authors in southern australia say a fast-moving brush fire has doubled in size to about 111,000 acres fueled binary record high temperatures. at least one man has been killed, hundreds evacuated and five properties destroyed. >>> well, the mother offering popular advice known as dear abby has died. pauline phillips who wrote under the name of abigail van buren in her long-running dear abby column was 94. >>> check this out, researchers have created a new gadget that can snap photographs of snowflakes in 3-d. the device uses three high-speed cameras to capture the amazing photos while the snowflakes are in free fall. very cool. >> now to health news. new numbers fro
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Jan 18, 2013 4:30am EST
morning. the latest nbc/"wall street journal" poll found that 56% of americans want strict are gun laws. that's less than the 60% to 70% who supported stricter gun laws during the '90s when congress passed the assault weapons ban. the new poll found that 7% think the gun laws are too strict and 35% want no changes. >>> new jersey governor chris christie said the new nra ad using president obama's girls is reprehensible. >> 65% of likely to post their political affiliation on public media. liberals are also more likely to block people because of their political views. >>> well, the mother offering popular advice known as dear abby has died. pauline phillips who wrote under the name of abigail van buren during the dear abby column was 94. >>> check this out, researchers can snap photographs of snowflakes in 3d. it captures the amazing photos while the snowflakes are in free fall. very cool. >>> a new studies show a dramatic death in cancer. experts credit people smoking less and early detection especially for breast and colin cancer. but the numbers aren't all good. the death rate from me
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
, don't tell" law, david prepares for history. >> just received a phone call last week asking if i would be willing to participate in the inauguration. >> reporter: the former air force sergeant and seven others will be citizen co-chairs in the president's inauguration, each represent a task achieved by president obama in his first term and will walk the parade and attend the balls. >> even though he's the person elected by the people, it's still the people that make the changes. >> reporter: the famous picture of the first lady dawning her new bangs, look closely. there's hall. >> she was fantastic. it seems to be her hair was the hit of the day. >> reporter: erica gonzalez, news 4. >> the eight citizen co-chairs will also take part in today's national day of service. they'll represent the health care reform law, the auto industry rescue, and renewable energy. >> let's talk about those bangs. >> i wonder how many people have gone to a salon asking for those same bangs. >> you'll see them all over the place. such a trend setter. >>> the time is 6:26. crowds aren't just headed to th
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you, god bless you. and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> well, this year the inauguration fell on the martin luther king jr. holiday. after being sworn in monday, president obama paused for a moment of reflection in front of the bust of the leader at the capitol rotunda. he was joined by the first lady and congressional leaders. >>> but the president wasn't the only one in the spotlight monday. first daughters sasha and malia obama had quite a few scene-stealing moments of their own. malia busted out some dance moves for her mo
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
. yesterday and they will help with crowd control, and local law enforcement and the secret service tomorrow, and the soldiers say it's an honor to take part in the inauguration. >>> and new today, metro transit police are swearing in officers across the country that will help them with security tomorrow. >> the new recruits are coming from as far as way from san francisco to secure the second inauguration of obama, and seth is near where that will be under way. >> reporter: metro says transit policing is a special type of police work and that's why they invited 150 police officers from all over the country to help them with the metro crowds, and even houston, and atlanta and some from our own backyard and all the officers had to exchange their badges from their home turf to a special inauguration badge they will be wearing tomorrow. they watched a special thank you video from the president where he let them know how much he appreciates their hard work tomorrow, and they will be in training today to see how the system works and the emergency procedures. >> transit police something u
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am EST
. the new law clarifies responsibility and would apply to all breeds, not just pit bulls. it's only if they know a dangerous dog was housed on their property. >>> a 16-year-old girl taukts about being attacked on her way to the bus stop and how she broke free. she was going to catch the school bus yesterday morning in ft. washington when she noticed a man staring at her and walking in her direction. she says he asked her for her name, started touching himself and then forcefully put his hands on her. >> saying that he lunged at me and grabbed me. i was on the ground and started screaming and kicking. he just like ran. i felt helpless. mentally that will be in my head for a while. >> if you know anything about the attack, police in prince george's county would like to hear from you. >>> a former d.c. police officer has been found guilty of his killing mistress and leaving their baby in a hot car to die. it took 90 minutes to convict richmond phillips of killing 20-year-old wynetta wright and 11-month-old jaylin in may of 2011. phillips, who was married, lured wright and her baby to t
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Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
house. he has to take the oath on january 20th by law. >>> he will use two bibles for the public swearing in ceremony. this one is president abraham lincoln's bible when he was sworn in, in 1861. he will use martin luther king jr. personal bible. it has extra significance in this inauguration because it's happening on the federal holiday that honors the civil rights leader. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other. in the first inauguration, the president used the lincoln bible as well. martin luther king jr.'s bible, it was his traveling bible when he would go places to make speeches. he would take that bible with him. he'd be able to study from that bible and pull verses if he wanted to insert things into speeches. >> how is that having your hand on the bible used by lincoln and martin luther king jr. >> absolutely. >> the first family observed martin luther king jr. day on saturday with a day of service, of course. >> with thousands of others. >>> if you're planning to go to the national mall, plan on leaving plenty of extra time. >> you're going to need it. security w
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, defend -- >> preserve, protect defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help me god -- >> so help me god -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> in case you didn't hear the last part, president obama's daughter, sasha told her dad, "you didn't mess up." in reference to the first time he took the oath in 20909. last night the president and first lady along with the vice president and mrs. biden attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste of how the evening went. >> thank you
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST
all of this security, about $120 million. >> professionally and -- >> this morning, extra law enforcement officers now on duty for inauguration events, police from across the country were sworn in as deputy u.s. marshals. american university hosted a security briefing yesterday. a lot of folks said their work will be much different if their normal jobs. >> we do have special security details back home. but not to this level. >> it's a once in a lifetime deal for us. i'm glad to be a part of history. >> extra officers also arrived in town this weekend to help metro transit police. >> president obama will use two bibles for his public swearing in ceremony. >> the president will use martin luther king jr.'s personal bible on this national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. the president will use the bible that president abraham lincoln used when he was sworn in as president in 1861. the president used the same bible in his first inauguration, both bibles will be stacked on top of each other. what an amazing sight that will be to have both bibles, the historical signi
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
health care law and his program that helped save the auto industry. >>> monday's inauguration celebrations fall on martin luther king jr. day this year. some students got to mark it in a special. >> i have a dream my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. >> that's right. fifth graders recited king's "i have a dream" speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial yesterday. today is a national day of service in honor of dr. king and a wreath laying at the king memorial is planned for tomorrow. >>> later today, a handful of stars will join the first lady for an inaugural concert celebrating america's children and families. ♪ i just want you close >> alicia keys, john legend, and smokey robinson are just a few of the stars making an appearance at today's kids inaugural concert. the concert at the washington convention center will also celebrate america's military families. this event is invitation only. >> i didn't get one. >> it's okay. well, you're not a kid. >> that's true. >> altho
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
to be the first openly gay poet to recite the inauguration poem. >>> thousands of extra law enforcement officers are on duty for inauguration events. >> many got their marching orders within the last 24 hours. >> pro -- >>> hundreds of police officers traveled to d.c. and were sworn in as deputy u.s. marshals. this was a ceremony at american university's bender arena yesterday. they got a security briefing and reminders on what to look out for in the crowds. >>> the lines are starting to build at metro stations around the area. >> thompson is at the north metro station. tisch a, good morning. >> good morning. i am with two folks who got up at 3:30, 4:00 this morning coming from detroit. why did you get up so early? >> we wanted to be possibly able to ee him. we're going to get up as early as we can feasibly. we were up late last night. just get up as early as we can and maybe we'll get to a spot where we can see a spec. >> you came from germantown. how was the metro ride sm. >> it was different. we didn't know what to expect. first time in d.c. my first time in d.c. his firs
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Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
, federal action is yielding some progress. the brady law of 1994 has blocked the sale of firearms over 1.6 million felons, fugitives and other individuals. still, more is needed. proactive approaches include renewing the assault weapons ban, closing the gun show loophole and mandating installation of trigger locks and eliminating influxes of cheaply-made weapons. this doesn't infringe on anyone's right to bear arms in this nation, but we have to do things that are common sense. there are guns that have been outlawed in this nation's history. you cannot get a submachine gun or a sawed-off shotgun, why shouldn't assault weapons be added to that group? also, gun buy-back programs in my state have removed hundreds of guns from the streets and i am considering offering legislation to bring these programs to scale on the federal level to help stem the tide of violence. these measures would undoubtedly save lives. enough is enough. it is time to take action. thank you, madam chairwoman. and i yield back the balance of my time. ms. fudge: thank you so much. i thank the gentleman. and i'm pleas
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
decriminalization if you'd like to jump in. >> i have problems having spent 30 years in law enforcement. i do have a problem with that and i think i was discussed in mexico in the last session of congress and it didn't really get anywhere. i think they know what the consequences are but the drug abuse. it seemed to me, decriminalizing drugs, [inaudible] that's my personal opinion. >> the information i've seen, although you hear these arguments about decriminalizing, on the other hand these to more and more different drugs and i think -- is not the right direction we would like to take. >> i think mexico does not have the infrastructure to deal with the jocks. in order for that to happen, you would have medical attention and infrastructure that needs to deal with the people addicted to drugs and the effects that create. i think, from my cave, my very own dave to deal not a clear socially was such a big step. there are some who believe and it may believe that what create -- it would stop the violence. i don't think you will do it. not from my death. the country has the backdrop to do with addictions
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Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
, every american could be an entrepreneur. passing so many laws and regulations and taxes that they kill the start up businesses in ways that are crazy. >> i have to jump in. thank you so much for talking about entrepreneurship. you were there, you were a part of that. there has been so much destruction to the assistance program. talk about rules and regulations. those are things your administration, when you were the speaker of the house, so many of those types of rules and regulations were built into the program, so much that they have not responded to the recession. it is only able to reach about 30% of the children who are poor in this country. an incredible increase in child poverty been. micro finance would may be a great way to insert into the system. if a woman is receiving cash assistance or food stamps and she happens to, may be working on the side doing hair and nails, housekeeping, child care. fantastic things. that $50 or $100 she makes on the weekend, god forbid she reported to the case manager because she would be criminalized for something that would be celebrated in
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Jan 18, 2013 10:30pm EST
struggling to enhance equality of opportunity. our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our national beauty preserved, the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced. we have learned that more is not necessarily better, that even our great nation has its recognized limits, and that we can neither answer all questions nor solve all problems. we cannot afford to do everything, nor can we afford to lack boldness as we meet the future. so, together, in a spirit of individual sacrifice for the common good, we must simply do our best. our nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. and we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. to be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. we will not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our nation earns is essential to our strength. the world itself is now dominated by a new spirit. peoples more numerous and more politicall
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
school of law. marla has more on what clinton is expected to say. good morning. >> good morning. here is a copy of secretary clinton's testimony. it is embargo'd. i can paraphrase it for you. the work they still have to do in order to protect personality. the united states has 275 posts around the world. she reminds congress since the deadly september 11 attack she has taken responsibility. first up she'll go before the senate foreign relations committee. the questioning will last for 90 minutes. at 11:00 a.m. our time she'll face the house foreign relations committee and answer another 90 minutes of questions. the questions focus on the state department's initial response to the u.s. consulate bombing in benghazi that left a bay area native and u.s. ambassador chris stef s dead with three other americans. a live look now. she's set to take a seat to begin the hearing. many think the initial response was a cover-up. the white house administration backed off the idea that the attack was. today is her time to face the music. ironically john kerry is expected to be confirmed as the next
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
choke tax reform is a critical and very important to creating progress tax law that will enable american companies to compete effectively against companies that are domicile in other countries around the world. we need a level playing field. we don't have a level playing field today. the united states has the highest corporate tax rate in the world and also the united states is one of the few countries in the world with a system that is called a global tax system rather than a territorial tax system. during the 113th congress, we're going to continue to advocate comprehensive tax reform that broadens the base they reduces corporate tax rates in those to a competitive territorial system. procter & gamble pays income taxes in over 100 countries around the world good business taxi firm should provide a level playing field of each business has the confidence of knowing it pays roughly the same amount of in contacts that its competitors and markets at home and abroad. and deficit reform, the obvious problem is currently the united states has been spending at a rate that far exceeds t
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
. including the onside lavatory. throughout the entire plan, power laws -- [inaudible]. the estimated cost to restore the facility to restore the status is between 250-$300 million. mr. chairman, this is just several in new jersey of those regional authorities, utility authorities, that has been damaged. the estimates of each of the cost to repair each of those facilities is quite high. and i submit it in the record. i'm thankful that my friend, mr. frelinghuysen, has -- [inaudible] as i said to you, madam chair, there's no additional money from the treasury. it gives latitude and longitude as we say in new jersey, to the governors of each of the states that are affected. and i asked that his amendment be accepted as part of this hearing. thank you very much. >> thank you very much, mr. pascrell. >> thank you, madam chair. ranking member slaughter, members of the committee, i want to thank you for allowing me to testify today. i also like to recognize my cosponsors of the amendment then going to speak about, congresswoman. the imminent that we offer is a table. it strikes the language in t
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Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm EST
. they make the laws. they have created this massive thing called dodd-frank, which we are only part weaker in terms of interpreting and figuring out how to work. and i think it's much more appealing and i believe that the community bankers support will be fully supported on this issue. this is something we have been bird dogging, just to go back to the litter references and i think it's gaining momentum going. but it will not be easy. as i said earlier, is benefiting, lawyers and bureaucrats. john. [inaudible] i am half australian, this is water. yes, sir. >> i'm rubber weisner with public citizen. thank you for leading us on this. i have a two-part question, maybe it's two questions disguised as one. you know better than me barney frank and chris god we say we dealt with too big to fail and they meant it. as you're saying as regulators we really mean it and that's not sufficient to convince either bankers are markets. so i'm curious the part you didn't emphasize, but that drug. that's the plan for government intervention to separate the institution and what your thoughts are about
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. writes from wrong and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby and by the laws of this land. especially we pray that our concerns shall be for all the people, regardless of station, race, or calling. >> mr. chairman, mr. vice president, mr. chief justice, mr. speaker, members of my family and friends, my countrymen, and the friends of my country, wherever they may be, we meet again, as upon a like moment four years ago, and again you have witnessed my solemn oath of service to you. i, too, am a witness, today testifying in your name to the principles and purposes to which we, as a people, are pledged. before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of almighty god. and the hopes in our hearts fashion the deepest prayers of our whole people. may we pursue the right -- without self-righteousness. may we know unity -- without conformity. may we grow in strength -- without pride in self. may we, in our dealings with all peoples of the earth, ever speak truth and serve justice. and so shall america -- in the sight of all men of good will -- prove t
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
violation of the law would be a misdemeanor leading to a $1,000 fine and possibly six months in jail. smith formally submitted his proposal yesterday to the city's rules and open government committee. the council members did table discussion until next wednesday's meeting because mayor chuck reid is out of town in washington, d.c. for the conference of mayors meeting. the mayor did express reservations about smith's plan saying that regulations of assault weapons should be handled by the federal government. mar marla, reporting live in san jose, bob redell, "today in the bay." >>> school safety is a key issue in los gatos. families there would like to keep their children safe and secure on campus. more than 100 parents showing up in los gatos last night just a month after that sandy hook tragedy. school leaders say prevention now is priority number one. some of the suggestions include putting up gates and fences, surveillance cameras, and entry locks at key points wouaround t school. parents are confident changes will come. >> i feel very confident. i think just the fact that they ar
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